Nordic Lawyers Academy Circa 2004-2008

In 2004 The Nordic Bar Associations joined forces with the Nordic Lawyers Academy to coordinate and organize advanced training for Nordic lawyers.
The first result of this new partnership is a one-day conference in Copenhagen October 26, entitled "How to make a business out of mediation-What's in it for you?".
Later a two day conference was held entitled "Corporate Governance Status, Perspective and Practical Implications". The conference took place in Copenhagen on 12-13 November 2004 with experts in the field from Europe and the United States.

This was the Nordic Lawyers Academy website for a number of years.
Content is from the site's 2004-2006 archived pages.

A cooperation about legal education between the Bar and Law Societies 
in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden

 

Nordic Lawyers Academy

by
Henrik Rothe, Secretary General, Denmark
Markku Ylönen, Secretary General, Finland
Ingimar Ingason, Secretary General, Iceland
Anne Ramberg, Secretary General, Sweden
Merete Smith, Secretary General, Norway

High level education for lawyers

For the moment we experience that in all the Nordic countries lawyers specialize in order to meet the market demand for counselling at a very high level.

This will initiate new demands to the in-service training establishments, which the Nordic Bar and Law Societies in different set ups offer to their members.

In all the Nordic countries a broad range of courses are presented, but we must admit that on national level it may be difficult to offer relevant courses, seminars and conferences to those lawyers who are highly specialized and therefore make major demands on the in-service training activities which could be relevant.

In the single country itself we simply do not have enough potential customers in order to develop and offer in-service training on a proper financial level, even though the subject in question relates to a field, in which many lawyers do business. A good example is company law, within which quite a large number of lawyers work, but company law is at the same time an example of a special field for highly qualified lawyers to solve particularly difficult cases. Also on the national level it has been hard to attract the international competencies, who would be obvious first speaker and lecturers for this group of lawyers, and for whom it would also be interesting for the participants to establish a personal contact.

Therefore, The Bar and Law Societies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have decided to join forces to establish a quite new forum for in-service training of lawyers on a very high level – Nordic Lawyers Academy.

In this new forum we offer seminars, conferences and courses twice a year – but more often, should this initiative turn out successfully - mainly addressed at business lawyers who cannot cover their need for relevant in-service training through the existing national in-service training programmes.

Typically courses, seminars and conferences in Nordic Lawyers Academy will last a couple of days and take place in one of the Nordic capitals.

On the preparation of the in-service training activities in Nordic Lawyers Academy the highly  professional qualification is no doubt the most central aspect. On the work out of the draft we have, however, also focused on the possibilities for networking among the participants from the Nordic countries. Therefore we have incorporated social elements in all the arrangements, which should make networking possible.

Under "Archive" in the menu you can read about the conferences that have taken place. New events will always appear from the frontpage.

We are very proud to present a list of top professional lecturers from Europe as well as from the USA. We do hope that the participation in this conference will be a must for the Nordic lawyers, who deal with company law problems at a high level.

 

Target group

The conference is aimed at attorneys and lawyers in the Nordic countries, however, other persons especially interested in the topics of the conference are also welcome to attend. In case of overbooking attorneys who are members of the Nordic Bar and Law Societies will take precedence over other persons.

If you want to register for the conference, please go to the registration area.

 

Archive of Programs

 

24.- 25.04.2008

 

Internasjonal skatterett

 

3.- 6.04.2008

 

Drift av Advokatvirksomhed i Norden

 

9.-10.11.2006

 

Terroistbekämpning

 

12.-13.10.2006

 

Nordic Employment Law

 

23.-27. 08 2006

 

Drift af Advokatvirksomheder i Norden

 

04.-05.2006

 

Challenges in Nordic cartels

 

20-21.04.2006

 

Familie- og arverettskurs

 

1-2.12.2005

 

Insolvente selskaper - praktisk restrukturering

 

09-13.03.2005

 

Drift av advokatvirksomhet

 

12-13.11.2004

 

Corporate Governance

 

26.10.2004

 

How to make a business out of Mediation

 

 

 

 

2004 Program

 

Corporate Governance 
Status - Perspectives and Practical Implications Conference 
12 – 13 November 2004


Venue:
Building of the Society of Danish Engineers, IDA, 
31-33 Kalvebod Brygge, DK-1780 Copenhagen K  


Friday 12 November

Time

Topic

Speaker

09.00

Registration, coffee

 

09.30

Introduction

Professor Jan Schans Christensen, member of the High Level Group of Company Experts

09.45

The US Experience – Sarbanes-Oxley and its aftermath

Professor Ronald Gilson, Columbia and Stanford Law Schools

10.45

Coffee break


 

11.00

EU Perspectives on corporate governance – where are we heading?

Professor Jaap Winter, Chairman of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts

12.30

Lunch

 

13.30

The UK Approach – experiences with the Combined Code

 

Professor Paul Davies, London School of Economics & Political Science

14.30

Codes and company law reforms in Germany

Professor Ulrich Noack, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

15.30

Coffee break


 

16.30

Experiences with corporate governance from a
practical perspective

Mads Řvlisen, Chairman of the board and former CEO of Novo Nordisk A/S

20.00

Dinner

 

Saturday 13 November

09.45

An investor's perspective on corporate governance

Dorrit Vanglo, Vice President, LD Pensions

10.15

The Nordic experience so far

 

Rolf Skog, Honorary Professor, Ĺrhus Business School

11.15

Coffee break

 

11.30

Corporate social responsibility – an issue in real life?

Juha Kurkinen, Chairman of Oy Rastor AB and former general counsel to Cultor Oy

12.30

Lunch


 

13.30

Legal risk management

 

Jon Iversen, Attorney of law, Bech-Bruun-Dragsted, Brussels

14.30

Corporate governance from a legal advisor's perspective

Professor Jan Schans Christensen, member of the High Level Group of Company Experts

15.30

Panel discussion

All speakers present

16.30

Closing

 


Moderator: Professor Jan Schans Christensen

 

VENUE 2004

IDA Conference Centre

 

The Corporate Governance Conference will take place in the conference centre of the Society of Danish Engineers (IDA), 31-33 Kalvebod Brygge, DK-1780 Copenhagen K.

IDA is experienced in hosting a number of small and large conferences, both Danish and international and engineer related events as well as non-engineer conferences such as this.  

The building is situated at the waterfront with a spectacular view of the harbour.

 

 

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2006 Program

Corporate Governance 
Status - Perspectives and Practical Implications Conference 
12 – 13 November 2004


Venue:
Building of the Society of Danish Engineers, IDA, 
31-33 Kalvebod Brygge, DK-1780 Copenhagen K  


Friday 12 November

Time

Topic

Speaker

09.00

Registration, coffee

 

09.30

Introduction

Professor Jan Schans Christensen, member of the High Level Group of Company Experts

09.45

The US Experience – Sarbanes-Oxley and its aftermath

Professor Ronald Gilson, Columbia and Stanford Law Schools

10.45

Coffee break


 

11.00

EU Perspectives on corporate governance – where are we heading?

Professor Jaap Winter, Chairman of the High Level Group of Company Law Experts

12.30

Lunch

 

13.30

The UK Approach – experiences with the Combined Code

 

Professor Paul Davies, London School of Economics & Political Science

14.30

Codes and company law reforms in Germany

Professor Ulrich Noack, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

15.30

Coffee break


 

16.30

Experiences with corporate governance from a
practical perspective

Mads Řvlisen, Chairman of the board and former CEO of Novo Nordisk A/S

20.00

Dinner

 

Saturday 13 November

09.45

An investor's perspective on corporate governance

Dorrit Vanglo, Vice President, LD Pensions

10.15

The Nordic experience so far

 

Rolf Skog, Honorary Professor, Ĺrhus Business School

11.15

Coffee break

 

11.30

Corporate social responsibility – an issue in real life?

Juha Kurkinen, Chairman of Oy Rastor AB and former general counsel to Cultor Oy

12.30

Lunch


 

13.30

Legal risk management

 

Jon Iversen, Attorney of law, Bech-Bruun-Dragsted, Brussels

14.30

Corporate governance from a legal advisor's perspective

Professor Jan Schans Christensen, member of the High Level Group of Company Experts

15.30

Panel discussion

All speakers present

16.30

Closing

 


Moderator: Professor Jan Schans Christensen

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